Nintendo Switch has proven in the last two years that it has what it takes to invade any genre, and now, fighting games for Switch are taking more and more room on virtual store shelves. First, the projects were small and shy, but ambitious for sure, and after Mortal Kombat arrived on Switch, it was clear things have reached a level of seriousness rarely matched by any other console. Now, in June 2019, we would like to take a quick look on fighting games offered on Nintendo game store for Switch and choose not what we think is the best, but definitely worth the time.
- Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombaaat! This cult classic and undoubtedly one of the most famous fighting games of all times is, as mentioned, responsible for truly putting Switch on the map as far as high-end brawls go. The game itself looks amazing and it melds together its immersive storyline with a beautiful combat pacing. It is a serious pretender for the game of the year 2019, on any platform.
On the Nintendo Switch store, Mortal Kombat 11 is available since 23rd April and after a month and a half, its price is still the same – $59.99. This goes for a basic digital edition, as MK11 already sold out on all premium packs and the fans are still going nuts.
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate
This game is often considered to be the best and most complete fighting game on Switch so far and it probably is if we only consider Nintendo universe. The fact that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings together characters from video game universes like Mario, Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and others is enough to attract the widest types of audience. Paired with the fact that it features an incredibly well-done gameplay mechanism and that it looks amazing, it is no wonder that in just one year Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch has become the best selling game of all times for Nintendo.
- Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)
This one is a no-brainer we feel because anyone who has had any connection to video games in the past two or three decades has to have tried Street Fighter games at one point. People rarely ever had anything significant to say against the franchise and each of its separate editions achieved critical and commercial success.
Well, now all Street Fighter franchise games are here in one pack. Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (Switch) release date was on May 29th, 2019, and it contains every main entry in the storyline that began in 1987. Street Fighter III: Third Strike is a particularly praised inclusion as it is considered a technical masterpiece by fans worldwide. The digital pack costs $19.93.
- Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition (Switch)
Guilty Gear fighting game is an old school brawl, loved by fans worldwide. However, unlike Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat games, it remained relatively unknown on the western market for it was perhaps ahead of its time. The game featured anime-style models and graphics and has had a wider array of colorful characters, which was a much broader pallet than the other mentioned titles. Nintendo naturally hasn’t forgotten about this game and its fans and has brought Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition to Switch on 17th May.
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch release date was back in September 2018 and the game deserved its place among the top fighting games today multiple times. Firstly, Dragon Ball Z is a world famous and beloved franchise that has spawned some of the most iconic characters, all of which are featured in this game. Secondly, the game utilizes the Nintendo Switch controls to its fullest, never before seen action in a fighting game. Other titles like MK11 all have a highly valued contribution for the Switch console, but Dragon Ball FighterZ followed an entirely different path.
It seems that this game did not even consider the trends or the current hype direction the audience was headed to. It just did its own thing and it did it well. Dragon Ball FighterZ brings iconic characters, fast-paced flashy combat to Nintendo Switch. It looks and feels incredibly good and it is pure awesomeness.